Test your basic knowledge |

CLEP Analyzing And Interpreting Literature

Subjects : clep, literature
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
  • If you are not ready to take this test, you can study here.
  • Match each statement with the correct term.
  • Don't refresh. All questions and answers are randomly picked and ordered every time you load a test.

This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. The process by which the writer presents and reveals a character.

2. A symbolic narrative in which the surface details imply a secondary meaning.

3. A long narrative poem that records the adventures of a hero.

4. The feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader.

5. A narrative poem written in four-line stanzas - characterized by swift action and narrated in a direct style.

6. The dictionary meaning of a word.

7. A short saying with a moral.

8. The implied attitude of a writer toward the subject and acharacters of a work.

9. A love lyric in which the speaker complains about the arrival of the dawn - when he must part from his lover.

10. The difference between what the character or the reader expects what the character or the reader expects and what actually happens.

11. A poem that tells a story.

12. The difference between what a character expects and what the reader knows will happen.

13. A fourteen-line poem in iambic pentameter.

14. A brief witty poem - often satirical.

15. A figure of speech in which an inanimate object animal - or idea is given human qualities or characteristics.

16. Words spoken by one character in a play - either directly to the audience or to another character - that the other characters supposedly do not hear.

17. A tension created as the reader becomes involved in a story and when the author leaves the reader in doubt about what is coming next.

18. A figure of speech in which a closely related term is substituted for an object or idea.

19. A comparison between essentially unlike things without an explicitly comparative word such as 'like' or 'as'.

20. The matching of final vowel or consonant sounds in two or more words.

21. The emotion or feeling a word creates.

22. A short story that teaches a moral or a religious lesson.

23. A nineteen-line lyric poem that relies heavily on repetition.

24. The omission of an unstressed vowel or syllable to preserve the meter of a line of poetry.

25. The point after the climax where the action begins to drop off and the events of the plot become clear or are explained in some way.

26. A story passed down over the generations that was once believed to be true.

27. A technique designed to enact social change by using wit to rificule ideas - customs or institutions.

28. The organizational form of a literary work.

29. A pair of rhymed lines that may or may not constitute a seperate stanza in a poem.

30. A concrete representation of a sense impression - a feeling - or an idea.

31. A figure of speech in which a writer or speaker says less than what he or she means.

32. Spectific characteristics are applied to an entire group of people and are used to 'classify' those people as part of a 'group'.

33. The narrator is outside of the story and tells the story from the perspective of only one character.

34. A three-line stanza.

35. A figure of speech in which two things are compared using 'like' or 'as'.

36. A historical or literary reference to a person - place - thing - or event that the reader is expected to recognize.

37. Refers to how a piece of literature is written rather than to what is actually said.

38. Prose writing about real people - places - and events.

39. An accented syllable followed by an unaccented one.

40. Imitates another literary work using humor usually to make the author and/or the work appear ridiculous.

41. A run-on line of poetry in which logical and grammatical sense carries over from one line into the next.

42. The use of similar structure to express similar or related ideas - words - phrases - sentences - or paragraphs may be organized in a parallel structure.

43. A subsidiary or subordinate or parallel plot in a play or story that coexists with the main plot.

44. The grammatical order of words in a sentence or line of verse or dialogue.

45. Smaller units of plays that are broken down.

46. An interruption of a work's chronology to describe or present an incident that occurred prior to the main time frame of a work's action.

47. A form of language use in which writers and speakers convey something other than the literal meaning of their words.

48. The use of symbols in literature to convey meaning.

49. A type of form or structure in poetry characterized by regularity and consistency in such elements as rhyme - line length - and metrical pattern.

50. The traditional beliefs and customsof a group of people that have been passed down orally.